Maarja Nuut is a singer, violinist, electronic artist, and composer
whose work spans a vast range of musical worlds. Classically trained and an
alumnus of several prestigious music schools and institutions, she’s since
delved into a number of disparate genres: Hindustani classical music while studying in New
Delhi, Estonian archive sounds and dance, ethnomusicological research, and,
more recently, the outer limits of looping and electronic sounds. Fuelled by
her instincts and curiosity, such exploration comes from an inner need, and a
desire to probe each world’s musical language, techniques, and expressional
qualities – elements she swirls into her own, mesmerising art.
Restlessly creative, Nuut has always been
interested in storytelling and what the past can tell us about the future; for
her, myths provide connection points to the modern world and societal upheaval.
Since the release of her debut record Soolo in 2013, she’s received widespread critical acclaim alongside numerous
awards, and has toured the world several times over as a solo performer. Known
for her compelling, often hypnotic live performances, she’s also collaborated
with a number of artists such as Sun Araw, the Estonian Chamber Choir Sireen, Kristjan
Järvi, Kiya Tabassian, Howie B and Hendrik Kaljujärv
AKA Ruum among others. Her first album with the latter, Muunduja, was released
October 2018 on the UK label 130701 and the second album, world inverted, was released september in cooperation with the estonian record company õunaviks.